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    DA leadership meeting top Israeli leaders this week

    Jan 11, 2017 9 Comments
    EXCLUSIVE! One of Israel’s most prestigious news sources, the Jerusalem Post, has confirmed that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane and the party’s deputy shadow minister of labour, Jewish MP Michael Bagraim, together with at least two other senior MPs, are in Israel on a private working visit to meet top leaders – including PM Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior officials, as well as opposition head Isaac Herzog and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.
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    Swazi, Israeli PMs meet on expanding relations

    Jan 10, 2017 1 Comment
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu last month hosted his counterpart from the Kingdom of Swaziland Dr. Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini in Jerusalem. The Swazi PM was visiting Israel accompanied by Agriculture Minister Moses Vilakati and the two two leaders discussed expanding their bilateral cooperation in the fields of water, education, agriculture, health and security. Netanyahu said: "We have a solid friendship and a desire to cooperate even more. This is part of 'Israel's return to Africa'. Read what else was said...
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    Netanyahu tells media: Make me look good

    Jan 10, 2017 1 Comment
    Geoff Sifrin (pictured), compares the Gupta family with Israeli and other politicians in his popular weekly "TAKING ISSUE" opinion piece. The Guptas, he says have "their own newspaper and television channel, which presents positive news on Zuma and counters accusations against the family of influencing government officials for their business interests."
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    Fed, others slate attack, Hamas & Co rejoice

    Jan 09, 2017 2 Comments
    The South African Zionist Federation’s (SAZF) National Chairman Ben Swartz (pictured) condemned yesterday evening’s terrorist truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem early this morning. Read what others had to say as well…
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    4 young soldiers die in J’salem truck-ramming

    Jan 09, 2017 1 Comment
    This truck crashed into a group of soldiers in eastern Jerusalem yesterday evening, killing four and injuring at least 15, some critically, in what the Prime Minister said was an ISIS-inspired attack. CNN said that this would make it the first successful attack by ISIS in Israel. The quick actions of Israel’s medical emergency service, MDA, including getting mobile ICU units to the scene, was reported to have saved numerous lives. SEE VIDEO
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    Dr Steinmeier’s disconnect with Israeli reality

    Jan 08, 2017 1 Comment
    Columnist Ron Jontof-Hutter takes a swipe at German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (pictured) over statements the latter made supporting John Kerry’s roasting of Israel at a news conference in Paris last month. Steinmeier, says the writer, “was proud that the European Maccabi Games were held in Berlin, even if he grossly exaggerated the number of Jews in Germany, or ignored the fact that participants were advised to use taxis and hide their Jewish identity.”
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    Israel's 'flying car’ one step closer to delivery

    Jan 08, 2017 1 Comment
    From science fiction to reality, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg passenger carrying drone on the market by 2020.
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    Bibi: Pardon soldier who shot downed Palestinian

    Jan 05, 2017 2 Comments
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday called for a pardon for Israeli soldier, Elor Azaria, pictured in court this Wednesday. Azaria shot a neutralised terrorist in Hebron almost a year ago and was this week was found guilty of manslaughter.
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    US Senate/Congress weigh in on embassy move

    Jan 05, 2017 1 Comment
    Three Republican Party senators reintroduced legislation that recognises Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel and relocates the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They were joined by Congress and hope to obligate president to move the embassy to Jerusalem. But the State Department will not assist lawmakers in their efforts.
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    Trump: No Palestine, Jerusalem not PA capital

    Jan 04, 2017 1 Comment
    In a new blog published today entitled ‘Trump’s team to PA: There is no Palestine, Jerusalem is not your capital’ – Ant Katz ponders the style of the Trump/media communications. But, he says, editors have to accept the unacceptable. He illustrates it in this story today: “There is no Palestine, and Jerusalem is not your capital… we would consider a US diplomatic mission in Ramallah...” READ THIS!
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    Bibi invited to Trump’s inauguration, meeting

    Jan 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Trump and Netanyahu are “talking all the time and Netanyahu is talking about possibly going to the inauguration. There’s (also) a plan for Trump to meet with Netanyahu” a source close to Trump’s transition team told the New York Post.
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    Pretoria girl with 7 distinctions off to Israel

    Jan 01, 2017 4 Comments
    Maragon Private School in Pretoria’s top matric pupil, Tshego Masemola (Pictured), has her sights set on travelling to Israel to do a gap-year of volunteering on a kibbutz. She achieved seven distintions in the 2016 IEB matric exams. “I will be volunteering in Israel in 2017. They call it kibbutzism, where you stay in this socialist living space where one day they may say wash the dishes, and the other day they say you should go work in the factory,” said Masemola. SEE VIDEO of why she chose to go to Israel…
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    Israeli teen dead, friend shot, in Turk terror

    Jan 01, 2017 Go comment!
    Fifteen of the 39 murdered victims in a New Year’s Eve terror attack on an Istanbul nightclub were foreigners. One, a 19-year-old Israeli woman was among them. Another Israeli, who was with her, sustained two gunshot wounds and remains in “good condition” following surgery, according to her father. Both girls were from the Arab-Israeli town of Tira in central Israel.
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    Tikun Olam Project TEN aims for the stars

    Dec 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Project Ten Durban's activities in its first two months show the incredible passion and creativity that this group of young Israelis is using to assist South African NGOs and government agencies in KZN.
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    Kerry and Netanyahu continue to duke it out

    Dec 29, 2016 Go comment!
    There was little new in the duelling speeches of John Kerry and Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday and even less point in continuing to argue the matter with the outgoing administration. But that didn’t stop the two men from butting heads and fighting over the issue of Israeli settlements all day Thursday as well.
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    Bibi ‘deeply disappointed’ in Kerry after speech

    Dec 29, 2016 Go comment!
    SEE VIDEO and story of Netanyahu rejecting the UN vote and John Kerry’s assessment which largely blames Israeli policies for standing in the way of peace in the Middle East.
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    John Kerry blames Israel’s ‘pernicious’ settlements

    Dec 29, 2016 Go comment!
    SEE FULL SPEECH – Kerry points most of the finger at Israel as he lays out his six principles for a Mideast peace
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    Telfed's inaugural SASI students are thriving

    Dec 29, 2016 Go comment!
    The SASI (South Africans Studying in Israel) Academic Programme is an exciting new initiative run by Telfed. This life changing experience allows South African students to complete a university degree in Israel in English, with Telfed and the universities providing financial and social support that will enable students to flourish both in their studies and in their life outside of the classroom. See stunning picture of the inaugural students and SASI staffers...
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    Israel not target of Obama’s UN ire, Trump is

    Dec 28, 2016 1 Comment
    In a new blog subtitled “Au Contraire”, JR Online editor Ant Katz, pictured, asks what Israel's government is playing at, as, he says: the fact that Barack Obama has taken this desperate move is quite transparently a shot over Trump's bough and not Israel’s. The PM is certainly no fool, says Katz. So, what is he playing at?
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    UN: wise counsel or anti-Israel vitriol?

    Dec 28, 2016 3 Comments
    Geoff Sifrin writes in his popular weekly column: “The uncomfortable truth is that (UN) Resolution 2334 is neither anti-Semitic nor anti-Israel” and that “crystal-clear message” was that: “For the community of nations, the settlements are illegal.” Read his latest column...
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